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Fly-by: Senators 6, Flyers 4

Sunday, 01.08.2012 / 6:16 PM / News
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Fly-by: Senators 6, Flyers 4
Sunday, January 8, 2012
FINAL
4 - 6
FINAL 1 2 3 T
Flyers 3 1 0 4
Senators 2 0 4 6
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GOAL SCORERS

PHI:   A. Meszaros (02:32 - 1st) , M. Bourdon (15:32 - 1st) , S. Couturier (16:00 - 1st) , M. Read (PPG, 14:08 - 2nd)
OTT:   D. Alfredsson (00:54 - 1st) , C. Neil (08:25 - 1st) , C. Greening (03:11 - 3rd) , E. Karlsson (06:19 - 3rd) , F. Kuba (18:49 - 3rd) , N. Foligno (EN, 19:15 - 3rd)
GOALIES

 OTT: C. Anderson (W)

   
     LAVIOLETTE 
  BRYZGALOV    GIROUX
SPLITSVILLE...
After two periods, the Flyers were well on their way to completing a home-and-home sweep on back-to-back nights against the Ottawa Senators with a comfortable 4-2 lead.

However what has been an alarming trend in the recent weeks, the Flyers' two-goal lead did not hold up and Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette points out a very simple reason why.

"Our team, generally speaking needed to play a better game; a smarter game against a team that forces a lot of turnovers. With the lead, 4-2, our team needed to make better decisions throughout the game."

The Senators responded in the third period with four unanswered goals, and in the end, earned three out of a possible four points from the weekend series.

"I don't think we played the way we should have and we have to be better if we want to win those kind of hockey games in the third period," said Claude Giroux.

The Flyers dropped third period leads to the Rangers and the Blackhawks in the past week, but were able to regain the lead and post a win against Chicago.

The one bright spot to take away is that the Flyers are scoring goals - three or more in four of their last five games and recording at least one goal on the power play in four of their last five.

The game in Ottawa also kicked off a week-long, four-game road trip for the Flyers, who have now played 11 of their last 17 games on the road and when it is all said and done 14 of their last 20 games away from the Wells Fargo Center.
 For the second game in a row, sixteen of Philadelphia’s 18 skaters had at least one shot on net.
 
The game marks just the second time in 22 occasions this season the Flyers have lost in regulation when leading after two periods (19-2-1) and the first time in 17 occasions they’ve lost in regulation in a game they led after one period (15-1-1).
 
Marc-Andre Bourdon led the team with six blocked shots tonight.
 
This is the first time this season that Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr have all been held scoreless in two consecutive games.

BOTH the Senators and Flyers scored on their first shot of the game.

Matt Read
Matt Read seems to play well at Scotiabank Place.

In his first game in Ottawa, Read posted a four-point night with a goal and three assists.

Tonight he added a goal and an assist to his credit.

Read was in the right place at the right time to pound home a rebound of James van Riemsdyk's shot on the power-play in the second period.

He also sprung Sean Couturier on a two-on-one late in the first period. Couturier fired it past Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson and Read picked up the primary helper.

"I thought we played a good 40 minutes, 50 minutes of the game but they took advantage of our turnovers right inside our blue line rather than getting it in deep, but we have to learn from our mistakes here and learn how to get pucks deep in the third period and how to keep a lead."
- Matt Read

"Especially with the lead like that, after two [periods]. You can't let those ones slip… It's not acceptable for a team like us and we'll have to do a better job."
-Sean Couturier
The 3-on-1 that Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson sprung at 6:13 of the third period is tonight's turning point.

After Colin Greening drew the Sens to within one goal three minutes into the third period, Karlsson fired a snap shot three minutes later, through the pads of Bryzgalov to knot the game up at 4-4.

Ottawa used that momentum to keep the pressure on in the final 10 minutes of the game and with 1:11 left Filip Kuba sealed the game with his fourth goal of the year.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Scott Hartnell rushes the net in the 2nd period on Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson.

Senators 6, Flyers 4
Associated Press

OTTAWA (AP) - Filip Kuba scored the go-ahead goal with 1:11 left and the Ottawa Senators beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-4 on Sunday to earn a split of the weekend home-and-home series.

Kuba fired a slap shot from the left point past goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, and Nick Foligno sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 45 seconds to go.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 49 17 40 11 57
C. Giroux 48 16 36 6 52
M. Streit 49 7 28 -2 35
W. Simmonds 49 17 12 -5 29
B. Schenn 49 10 19 -3 29
S. Couturier 49 10 12 -1 22
M. Read 49 3 15 -9 18
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
M. Del Zotto 37 4 11 -7 15
V. Lecavalier 35 7 7 -10 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 9 12 6 .921 2.41
R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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